The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been working to protect jobs and help businesses, charities and non-profits re-hire workers. To date, more than 3.7 million Canadian workers have been supported by this program. Throughout the pandemic, income supports like the wage subsidy have helped families and workers across Canada know where the next paycheque is coming from and keep our communities strong. The government’s recent Speech from the Throne committed to extending the wage subsidy through to June 2021 as part of its work to create over one million jobs and restore employment to pre-pandemic levels.
BC Chamber Network Launches Building Resilience to Thrive Program
Developed in partnership with UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business, the 6-week program will help SME’s stay viable and adapt to compete in the future. The Building Resilience to Thrive program, powered by the BC Chamber of Commerce network and UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business, launched to businesses across the province. Offered as a COVID-19 recovery certificate, the 6-week program, delivered by award-winning professors Dr. Mark Colgate and Prof. Brian Leacock, will be presented in three cohorts between November and March 2021.
Celebrate Small Business Week 2020 at SBBC with free education and more
Each October, Small Business Week pays tribute to the entrepreneurs who contribute so much to our communities across BC. They provide local jobs within our towns and cities, they bring energy, vibrancy and uniqueness to our streets, and they form the backbone of our provincial economy.
Houston is a community of 2,993 people located on Highway 16 in Northwest British Columbia, between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Houston is part of the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, an area of the province with a large and diversified resource base and an area that is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination.
Become a member of the Houston & District Chamber of Commerce.